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CLASSIC ’80s: New Order – ‘Technique’

New Order’s 1989 LP ‘Technique’ was the final instalment in a dazzling run of exceptional singles and albums in the Eighties.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Factory Records

A Spotify playlist and introduction to the legendary Manchester-based indie label Factory Records.

CLASSIC ’90s: Happy Mondays – ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches’

by Ed Biggs Transforming from awkward underdogs to the biggest indie band in the country in the space of just two years, Happy Mondays’ third LP Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches encapsulates the short-lived media obsession with ‘Madchester’ at the start of the ‘90s more than any other album. While it brought the shenanigans of their colourful lead singer Shaun Ryder and maracas player / backup dancer / lucky mascot Bez

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